Friday, September 21, 2012

Dreaming of Florence

Oh Florence how I love you.  After spending a day and a half in Rome last summer, I made my way over to Florence for five days.  My stay was nothing short of magical.  The city is full of history, whimsy, and just all around loveliness.  Oh, and gelato.  There was so much gelato.

I stayed at a place that was a block away from the Duomo.  I would spend hours on end wandering aimlessly around, getting lost in the narrow streets and falling in love with the city.  My nights were spent with new friends, eating late dinners in restaurants with the best food in the world.  I kid you not.  You have not eaten pizza until you've eaten pizza in Italy.  I also tried gnocchi for the first time.  It was. so. good.

One day I went to a winery in the Tuscan countryside.  It was like a scene straight out of Under the Tuscan Sun.  Oh how I miss Italy.  I don't think I quite appreciated those lovely unscheduled and unplanned days in the sun quite as much as I would now.  I can't wait to go back someday.

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Happy weekend everyone!


  1. Florence is such a magical city. I studied in Rome 4 years ago (wow, that's a long time ago!) and I spent a few days in Florence. Climbing the duomo was breathtaking, I can remember having amazing waffles at one place and there was this make-your-own salad place that was delicious. Food there--and everywhere in Italy--is to die for, glad to hear you had such a blast too!


  2. Ahh such gorgeous photos - I love Italy!

    The Other Side of Gray

  3. I went to Florence a few years ago, but I only got to spend a few hours in the beautiful city. These photos are stunning. I can't wait to make my way back to Italy eventually!
    Libby at

  4. I would love to go to Florence!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

  5. Beautiful photos! I hope one day I get to visit!

    xo Emilie @ Hungry Delights

  6. lovely!

  7. i absolutely loved visiting florence. i was visiting italy with a friend of mine and we still had visit venice after florence and we decided to stay an extra day in florence and cut back on our time in venice. the city was just beyond beautiful and i need to go back soon

  8. Gorgeous post! I definitely need to get back to Europe soon. Love the photos! I nominated you for the Liebster Award :) Details are on my blog!

    <3 Josephine

  9. I went to Florence a few months ago as well! It was definitely one of the most amazing places I've ever been too:) Great pics!

  10. dying. would love to be there right now!

  11. That looks lovely!

  12. Yes yes I love Italy too. Florence is indeed magical. Who can forget the gelato? I had it for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

  13. I've never been there - but these pictures are amazing!